1. Garnoch's Avatar
    I've been reading these threads for a couple of days and its been fun so I signed up to add my info.
    -Ordered from Verizon and I'm in NJ
    -Started order at 2:58ET
    -Completed order by 3:10ET
    -Ordered 32GB iPhone with no accessories
    -Received confirmation email at 3:52ET (was nervous because it appeared the CC charge wasn't going through)
    -Order number 5615
    -Waited all the next day until almost 1am reading here and looking for a tracking number. It never came. Like everyone else, I was freaking out that something did actually go wrong because Verizon's order status page wasn't working for me. Because of the forum I called *611 and felt a little better because it said it shipped and I'd receive it in 2 days but the next prompt said there was no order associated with my number - like others heard as well. I went to bed.
    -In the morning yesterday I woke up to a nice surprise with a FedEx tracking number. The email was sent to me at 5:39am and it stated that FedEx was sent the shipping info at 1:26am
    -All day though the tracking page simply said "Initiated" and not actually "Picked Up". Like others, it said it had an anticipated ship date of that same day (yesterday) and an anticipated delivery date of Monday by 3pm. But it did nothing all day. I again stayed up until after midnight and it still hadn't changed. It was now the 5th. Once again I was concerned a little that everything was actually okay with my order. I mean FedEx hadn't picked it up and yet they had been notified to pick it up almost 24 hours earlier. I went to bed.
    -This morning I was lucky enough to wake up to another change. At 6am, it showed two things. The first is that it "Left FedEx origin facility from COATESVILLE, PA". The second is that it was "Picked up from WEST CHESTER, PA". So the ship date had changed from the 4th to the 5th but the delivery date is still Monday by 3pm.
    -So I'm good to go and excited. I was in the Apple store last night playing with the iPhone, and I've already got my iPod Touch set up the way I want my iPhone set up and have it backed up with encryption so when I restore it to the iPhone, it brings everything over including passwords. Good luck to everyone!
    Oh yeah, its in my state now.....
    Feb 5, 2011 8:55 PM At dest sort facility ELIZABETH, NJ
    Feb 5, 2011 8:45 PM Departed FedEx locationNEWARK, NJ
    02-05-2011 09:43 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Mine is now in Minneapolis. Should get to the depot that delivers to my zip code sometime tomorrow, and deliver Monday as scheduled
    02-05-2011 09:47 PM
  3. jserr1's Avatar
    This is getting interesting. I live in PA and my fed ex tracking said it was in Coatesville, PA and I just checked the tracking and at 4:25 pm it arrived in Newark, NJ and at 8:41pm it left Newark. It's certainly taking a trip to get to me by Monday. ETD still says Monday.
    Seems like my phone is on the same loop. I live 15mins from Coatesville. It was shipped to Newark NJ at 10:30 am and that was my last update. Typically, this is the route. It should be in Bensalem tomorrow and delivered Monday morning...
    02-05-2011 09:53 PM
  4. Garnoch's Avatar
    This is getting interesting. I live in PA and my fed ex tracking said it was in Coatesville, PA and I just checked the tracking and at 4:25 pm it arrived in Newark, NJ and at 8:41pm it left Newark. It's certainly taking a trip to get to me by Monday. ETD still says Monday.
    I had the same thing happen to me with an Amazon order 2 months ago. It originated 30 minutes from me but FedEx then sent it 200 miles away to a sorting facility so it could be sent right back to me. Weird.
    02-05-2011 09:53 PM
  5. ryan8's Avatar
    Ordered mine and was told in a tracking email i will receive mine before 3:00 p.m monday(7th)!! Very pumped like everybody else!
    02-05-2011 10:13 PM
  6. Reverend10's Avatar
    Feb 5, 2011 6:29 PM
    At dest sort facility
    GRAND FORKS, NDFeb 5, 2011 4:22
    02-05-2011 11:44 PM
  7. Sosai X's Avatar
    Mine is sitting at the FedEx sorting facility 15 minutes from my home in Scottsdale - can't wait!
    UPDATE - This is weird - now it's saying it's in Ontario, CA?

    Feb 5, 2011 8:30 PM Left FedEx origin facility ONTARIO, CA
    Feb 5, 2011 7:39 PM At local FedEx facility PHOENIX, AZ
    Feb 5, 2011 7:37 AM At dest sort facility PHOENIX, AZ
    Feb 4, 2011 7:05 AM Left FedEx origin facility ONTARIO, CA
    Feb 4, 2011 6:00 AM Picked up ONTARIO, CA
    Feb 4, 2011 5:14 AM Shipment information sent to FedEx
    02-06-2011 02:12 AM
  8. kevin.py's Avatar
    I had the same thing happen to me with an Amazon order 2 months ago. It originated 30 minutes from me but FedEx then sent it 200 miles away to a sorting facility so it could be sent right back to me. Weird.
    FedEx and UPS are weird like that. I've had a shipment originate in New York, NY (I live 30 minutes away in Nassau County), but because it was air, it went to Baltimore I believe and came back. For some reason, if it's shipped air it always ends up on an airplane b/c the air and ground business are separate units for both companies. Only way for their system to get it to the right destination. It'll almost surely get there on time though.
    02-06-2011 02:24 AM
  9. aviationwiz's Avatar
    the air and ground business are separate units for both companies.
    This is true of FedEx, but not UPS. At FedEx, you have the FedEx Express and FedEx Ground divisions, where the ground subsidiary includes the FedEx Home Delivery operation. A driver for FedEx Express won't drop off a FedEx Ground package, and vice-versa.

    At UPS - everything is integrated. One company handles all Ground, Air, and International shipments, and one driver delivers all those shipments on their regular route. So instead of having 3 drivers deliver packages in one area (Express, Ground, and Home Delivery for FedEx), UPS only has one driver in each area delivering packages, which helps cut down on costs.

    This integration also allows UPS to save on transportation costs. Example: You send a package 2nd Day Air from Minneapolis to Chicago. Instead of flying that package down to Chicago, UPS will put it on the next truck down, saving costs, while still meeting the delivery guarantee of 2 business days.
    02-06-2011 03:02 AM
  10. dirtracer8787's Avatar
    Which number do I use to track my phone????
    02-06-2011 09:19 AM
  11. dirtracer8787's Avatar
    Can someone go to Verizon.com and type in there order number mine is 9747?
    02-06-2011 09:29 AM
  12. Blackcash's Avatar
    The order number is 16 digits long. You'll need that in order to track it on the Verizon web site.
    02-06-2011 09:47 AM
  13. jcp52iph4's Avatar
    The order number is 16 digits long. You'll need that in order to track it on the Verizon web site.
    The Verizon website is still displaying an error on the order status page... at least for me...as of Sunday morning, 9:45am EST.
    02-06-2011 09:54 AM
  14. dirtracer8787's Avatar
    When I type in my 16 digit number I get Here is the status of your order.

    5704180544*:*
    Order Number: 9747
    Tracking Number:208.111.227.129
    Courier: MC6

    What does this mean?
    02-06-2011 09:54 AM
  15. kevin.py's Avatar
    This is true of FedEx, but not UPS. At FedEx, you have the FedEx Express and FedEx Ground divisions, where the ground subsidiary includes the FedEx Home Delivery operation. A driver for FedEx Express won't drop off a FedEx Ground package, and vice-versa.

    At UPS - everything is integrated. One company handles all Ground, Air, and International shipments, and one driver delivers all those shipments on their regular route. So instead of having 3 drivers deliver packages in one area (Express, Ground, and Home Delivery for FedEx), UPS only has one driver in each area delivering packages, which helps cut down on costs.

    This integration also allows UPS to save on transportation costs. Example: You send a package 2nd Day Air from Minneapolis to Chicago. Instead of flying that package down to Chicago, UPS will put it on the next truck down, saving costs, while still meeting the delivery guarantee of 2 business days.
    Well yes, FedEx' units are complete separate, it bought RPS back in the day and people still own those routes. For UPS, I should've clarified better, the Air and Ground shipments are moved completely differently around the country. I know for a fact that when we've had these really bad storms recently, drivers were given a choice whether to come in or not, and some days UPS even canceled delivery. But Air still almost always got delivered because of commitment times.
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    02-06-2011 10:06 AM
  16. dirtracer8787's Avatar
    Which number do I type in to fedex?
    02-06-2011 10:13 AM
  17. kevin.py's Avatar
    When I type in my 16 digit number I get Here is the status of your order.

    5704180544*:*
    Order Number: 9747
    Tracking Number:208.111.227.129
    Courier: MC6

    What does this mean?
    Interesting, your tracking number looks like an IP address, I wonder if Verizon tracked your IP and put it in that field by mistake.
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    02-06-2011 10:14 AM
  18. dirtracer8787's Avatar
    Idk but I sure hope I am still getting my iphone
    02-06-2011 10:16 AM
  19. homeworkwithheather's Avatar
    My phone is in my city...one day left...longest weekend ever.
    02-06-2011 10:18 AM
  20. kch50428's Avatar
    When I type in my 16 digit number I get Here is the status of your order.

    5704180544*:*
    Order Number: 9747
    Tracking Number:208.111.227.129
    Courier: MC6

    What does this mean?
    You need to call customer service - that's some sort of error and you need to talk to them to resolve it.
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    02-06-2011 10:21 AM
  21. kch50428's Avatar
    Less than 30 hours to the 3PM Monday deadline
    02-06-2011 10:24 AM
  22. coltsbr's Avatar
    My phone is in my city...one day left...longest weekend ever.
    I agree! Mine is sitting in Cleveland and I'm about 40 miles south. I've been looking forward to the Superbowl, but Monday more!!! LoL
    02-06-2011 10:24 AM
  23. dirtracer8787's Avatar
    You need to call customer service - that's some sort of error and you need to talk to them to resolve it.
    Hey can u go here IP Address Lookup and type in my "tracking" number?
    02-06-2011 10:26 AM
  24. dirtracer8787's Avatar
    So what do I tell Verizon when I call them
    02-06-2011 10:33 AM
  25. dirtracer8787's Avatar
    I called Verizon and they said it will be shipped the 10th and here the 11th I think that's dumb and I am jealous of all u guys getting ur tomorrow
    02-06-2011 10:54 AM
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